I had the flu jab - had a bit of itching/very localised rash for a couple of days but otherwise all OK. I did worry a bit, perhaps inevitably, but feel absolutely fine about it now.
As we have potential complications, I've been seeing an amazing fetal medicine consultant so I asked her whether I should have the jab (midwife had been a bit non-committal) and, without hesitation, she said yes definitely, the risks of getting flu when pregnant are much higher than the risks of the jab. That really reassured me that it was the right thing to do.
Hope this helps.
Oh, and I had to ask surgery for it, but there was no problem.
Yes I had the combined flu jab two weeks ago. My surgery rang and asked me if I wanted it. 1 week after the jab I felt very lethargic for a couple of days but thats all. My father in law had flu last week so I was very relieved I was protected as I see him a lot.
I had the combined one at 24 weeks- no problems. Very glad I did as several colleagues have been off work with full blown flu (I work for a health charity and am confident they all genuinely have actual flu and are not mistaking the actual thing for a bad cold), but so far this winter I've barely had a sniffle *touches all available wood*
After much debate i had it too last week at 31 weeks, i was so worried about it but am relieved i have some protection on board. I figured i have enough trouble breathing right now without flu virus complicating things. Personal choice it is though, you will always find people for and against.
I had the seasonal one last week. I had a sore arm but no other effects felt. I arranged to avoid virus laden places, (like school as scarlet fever is going around)but as it was it was heavy snow so I went nowhere anyway lol. They tell you to avoid for a few days as it lowers your weakened immune system further.
I did worry about it at first, but loads have had it, and was told it was inactive so that was fine.
I also read about someone recently asking if she should have it before 12 weeks, my nurse said to me she had to make sure I was over 15 weeks (which I was as I am 22 wks now).
If you work with children I would recommend it. There are a couple of children in ours, as there usually are in every class, that always have every cold going and insist on sneezing over you and coughing in your face
I had the seasonal flu jab at about 14wks with no ill effects.
Am planning to go back for the actual swine flu jab too (they did offer both to me at the time, but I thought 2 jabs in one day was too much!) - I had flu for the first time ever back in feb & the thought of having that while being pg scares me. (I had 5 days of high temps & was only able to get out of bed when dosed up to the max on paracetamol & ibuprofen)